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2 including STF Sub-Inspector arrested with Kerala Cannabis

Two individuals including a Sub-Inspector of the Special Task Force (STF) have been arrested while transporting a stock of Kerala Cannabis in Kidelpitiya, Bandaragama. The arrest was made by the police officers of the Panadura Division Operations Unit following a tip-off received by them in this regard. The police have seized 4 kg of Kerala Cannabis in possession of the two...

Officer falls into hot Goda pit while on mission

Officers of the Colombo Excise Special Operations Unit have managed to raid a large-scale alcohol distillery which had been operating at the Muthuraja field in Pamunugama for a long time. Reportedly, this raid, a result of an operation carried out for 3 days, had been conducted early this morning (20). Two persons, who had been brewing liquor, have also been arrested...

Committee to probe Ranjan’s cocaine allegations

The UNP has appointed a committee under Minister Lakshman Kiriella to probe the allegations levelled at parliamentarians for consumption of cocaine by Minister Ranjan Ramanayake. Accordingly, the committee will submit a report in this regard at the next working committing meeting.

Govt fears Provincial Council elections, says Shan

The government has to take the responsibility for delaying the Provincial Council elections, says the Chief Minister of Southern Province Shan Wijayalal. The Chief Minister stated this speaking to the media following an event held in Galle. He added that the United National Party has no sincere interest in holding the Provincial Council elections. However, if a responsible official of the government...

Attorney General to attend next party leaders’ meeting

A decision has been taken to call the Attorney General to the next meeting of the party leaders, Minister Mano Ganesan stated. The decision was taken at the special party leaders’ meeting held this morning (20) at the parliamentary premises. Accordingly, the party leaders intend to obtain the Attorney General’s legal advice on holding Provincial Council elections.

Pacquiao tells son: ‘You don’t need to box’

Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he has urged his eldest son to stay out of the ring after the 19-year-old's forays into fighting made the young man's mother cry. Pacquiao, the only fighter to win world titles in eight different weight divisions, said he and his wife have even made a point not to have gloves and equipment...

Swiss bank UBS faces French court ruling on fraud charges

A Paris court will rule Wednesday on whether Swiss banking giant UBS illegally tried to help French clients hide billions of euros from French tax authorities, charges which could see it face penalties of up to 5.3 billion euros ($6 billion). It's a high-stakes gamble for UBS, which tried to negotiate a settlement to avoid the potentially embarrassing court showdown,...

Democrats warn Trump may rush nuclear transfer to Saudis

US lawmakers said Tuesday they were probing whether President Donald Trump is rushing to sell sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia to please corporate supporters who stand to profit handsomely. The House of Representatives committee in charge of investigations, led by the rival Democratic Party since last month, said that "multiple whistleblowers" warned of conflicts of interest "that could implicate...

Jewellery and gold biscuits worth nearly 20 mn seized at BIA

Nine Sri Lankan passengers have been detained at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for smuggling in jewellery and gold biscuits. Customs officers had held the suspects, who had arrived at the BIA from Singapore and Dubai, last night (19). The seized contraband weighing 2kg 974g is, reportedly, worth over 16.3 million. The detainees were identified as residents of Maradana, Negombo, Seeduwa, Chilaw...

Putin to give annual address as popularity slides

Russian President Vladimir Putin will deliver his annual state of the nation address on Wednesday as he faces an unprecedented fall in his approval ratings. It will be the 66-year-old leader's first address to both houses of parliament since he was elected to a fourth presidential term a year ago, extending his long rule until 2024. Last year, Putin used the...
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